Artificial Disc Replacement

Advantages of an Artificial Disc Replacement

Artificial disc replacements have provided many patients with the opportunity to return to the activities that they once enjoyed before the onset of debilitating pain. Our team at the Advanced Spine Center has years of training and experience in providing patients with the finest standard of personalized care. Working directly with you, our award-winning team of Top Doctors will fully diagnose your condition and provide you with viable options for relief. If an artificial disc replacement is the right solution for you, then you can trust the expertise of our fellowship-trained surgeons to restore your quality of life.

Eligibility Requirements for an Artificial Disc Replacement

Complete replacement of a spinal disc without the need for fusion is a condition-specific procedure that can help individuals who suffer from particular types of pinched nerve pain. If you meet this criterion and have not found relief from more conservative treatments like physical therapy or pain management, then an artificial disc replacement may be a valuable, state-of-the-art option to relieve your pain. Most candidates for an artificial disc replacement will be between the ages of 18 and 60; have only one disc that requires replacement; and exhibit signs of radiculopathy, or pain that shoots from the site of nerve impingement and into the limbs.

However, an artificial disc replacement is a specialized surgical option that doctors only recommend for specific conditions. Consequently, there are certain medical circumstances that may disqualify you from receiving this procedure. If you are pregnant or have more than one compromised vertebral disc, a spinal infection (or osteomyelitis), spinal stenosis, osteoporosis, spondylolisthesis, or another severe form of spinal instability, then an artificial disc replacement may not be recommended for you. To learn more, consult with a physician regarding your options for safe and effective pain relief.